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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Electronic/Hip-Hop Flying Lotus "You’re Dead!" [Warp] 4 stars Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, scares me. He scares me because I want to believe that electronic music will never repl... Read More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Classical/popPlacido DomingoEncanto del Mar (Mediterranean Songs)[Sony Classical]Three starsInside every singer with a big voice there seems to be a little voice, demanding a pop project. Domingo, one... Read More

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Electronic/Hip-HopFlying LotusYou’re Dead![Warp]4 starsSteven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, scares me. He scares me because I want to believe that electronic music will never replace music made by... Read More

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JazzJames Farm“City Folk”[Nonesuch]3.5 starsHere is the second first-rate disc by one of the more impressive jazz quartets to come together in the past few years. Call it an all-star gro... Read More

Monday, October 20, 2014

ClassicalBEETHOVEN, Piano Concertos 3 and 4 performed by Maria Joao Pires, piano and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, conductor (Onyx) Maria Joao Pires made a YouTube sensation no... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rock Queen, “Live at the Rainbow ’74” (CD/DVD/Blu Ray/Vinyl, Hollywood/EMI). When Queen played the Rainbow Theatre in London on March 31 and Nov. 20, 1974, the group had not yet e... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ClassicalVarious Composers, “All the Things You Are” performed by pianist Leon Fleisher (Bridge) In music as in life, sometimes less can be more. Bach’s Chaconne from his Partita ... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

ClassicalAnne Akiko Meyers, “American Masters: Violin Music by Barber, Corigliano and Bates” performed by Anne Akiko Meyers and the London Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin (E-one)... Read More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jazz Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, “Stories” (CamJazz); Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder, “Spark of Life” (ECM). Jazz piano is a completely international art and has bee... Read More

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PopWeezerEverything Will Be Alright in the End[Universal]∆∆∆∆Whoa!I mean, it’s not like Weezer has ever released a total dud of an album or anything. But this? This ... Read More
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